VfL Bochum vs Borussia Dortmund player ratings: Another Revierderby battle ends undecided

  • Much like what occurred in April, these two teams once again split a pair of goals, resulting in both sides earning a single point.
  • Kevin Stöger put Bochum ahead before Donyell Malen restored parity.
  • BVB, who scored a league-high 40 second-half goals last season, continued their second-half scoring spree.
VfL Bochum vs Borussia Dortmund player ratings: Another Revierderby battle ends undecided
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Borussia Dormund player ratings

  • Gregor Kobel 7.6/10: Made some excellent saves to keep BVB in the match.
  • Nico Schlotterbeck 7.3/10: Was a solid presence in the backline. Provided some good long balls to help his team’s build-up.
  • Ramy Bensebaini 7.8/10: Had an excellent second half. Had substantial contributions on both ends of the pitch.
  • Felix Nmecha 7.1/10: Should have left the pitch with a goal. Solid number ten performance, regardless, particularly in the second half.
  • Sébastien Haller 7.2/10: Held up the ball well, but lacked the lethal striker’s instinct.
  • Mats Hummels 6.8/10: Made some good tackles, but his lack of pace made it easier for Bochum forwards to get past him.
  • Marius Wolf 6.7/10: Caught out of position a few times, but a decent match overall.
  • Julian Brandt 7.6/10: Was instrumental in Borussia Dortmund’s comeback. Created a flurry of chances, including Malen’s equaliser.
  • Marcel Sabitzer 6.8/10: Had some nervy moments, but provided some good progressive passes from the middle of the park.
  • Donyell Malen 7.4/10: Did not have a remarkable game other than the all-important goal he scored.
  • Emre Can 7.5/10: Was excellent both on and off the ball.


  • Niklas Sule: Did not make a substantial impact.
  • Karim Adeyimi: Did not make a substantial impact.
  • Salih Ozcan: Did not make a substantial impact.
  • Youssoufa Moukoko: Did not make a substantial impact
  • Jamie Bynoe-Gittens: Did not make a substantial impact

VfL Bochum player ratings

  • Manuel Riemann 6.7/10: Did not have much to do in the first half. Would be harsh to be blamed for BVB’s equaliser.
  • Erhan Mašović 7.1/10: Made the highest number of tackles (4) in the game. Showed great positional awareness throughout the game.
  • Bernardo 7.1/10: Produced a well-disciplined defensive display.
  • Kevin Stöger 7.7/10: Scored a phenomenal goal and progressed the ball well.
  • Anthony Losilla 7/10: Provided a good shield in front of the Bochum backline.
  • Takuma Asano 5.9/10: Created some good chances, but his shooting should have been better.
  • Felix Passlack 6.7/10: Was a workhorse throughout the game.
  • Matúš Bero 6.5/10: Had the chance to win it for the hosts, but could not keep his shot on target.
  • Ivan Ordets 7.6/10: Another solid defensive performance from the Ukrainian.
  • Maximilian Wittek 7.1/10: Provided an assist, but had to leave the pitch early because of an injury.
  • Philipp Hofmann 7.4/10: Came close to scoring, but left the pitch emptyhanded in the end.


  • Danilo Soares 6.8/10: Came in to replace Wittek and produced a decent display.
  • Christopher Antwi-Adje 6.1/10: Tried to carve out some moments of magic, but the output was minimal.
  • Moritz Broschinski 5.9/10: Did not do a better job at leading the line than Hoffmann.
  • Cristian Gamboa: Did not affect the match substantially
  • Patrick Osterhage: Did not affect the match substantially.

Borussia Dortmund graced the pitch in front of a raucous Vonovia Ruhrstadion crowd for a heated Revierderby clash against Bochum. The opening exchanges kept both goalkeepers busy. Julian Brandt hit the side netting in the third minute and Sébastien Haller forced Manuel Riemann into action minutes later. Gregor Kobel then denied Phillipp Hofmann at the Dortmund goal.

A blistering strike by Kevin Stöger gave Bochum the advantage in the 13th minute. Manuel Riemann probably did not expect the Austria international to take a shot at goal from such a distance, but Stöger’s long-ranger sailed into the back of the net to make the score 1-0.

The hosts took control of the game after the goal and had a few good chances to extend their lead. Dortmund, on the other hand, had little to show for their midfield possession. BVB boss Edin Terzic would have heaved a sigh of relief watching Hoffmann’s header hit the woodwork.

The visitors made the most of the first chance they got in the second half.

Julian Brandt delivered a shrewd pass to Donyell Malen 25 yards out of the box and the latter found the bottom left corner from that spot. Felix Nmecha had a series of chances afterwards, but the BVB midfielder could not utilise any of them. Matúš Bero could have been the hero of the day, but he fired his shot above the crossbar, so the match ended in a one-all stalemate.

Man of the Match: Ramy Bensebaini (BVB)

The fullback did a great job at containing the threat of Asano and Masovic. Bensebaini’s composure helped Borussia Dortmund to get back into the game.

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